Photo a day Aug 16 food – Pastelon de Platano


No its not August 16th I know its just that Photoaday from Fat mum slim prompt for 8/16 was food so it reminded me to share with you this dish I made back in July here it is…

Pastelon de Platano


Plantain (/ˈplæntɨn/;[1][2] also UK /ˈplɑːntɨn/[1] or US /plænˈtn/)[3][4] is the common name for herbaceous plants of the genus Musa. The fruit they produce is generally used for cooking, in contrast to the soft, sweet banana (which is sometimes referred to as the dessert banana). There is no formal botanical distinction between bananas and plantains, and the use of either term is based purely on how the fruits are consumed.[citation needed]


Pastelon de platano

it’s a Dominican dish and my plantano’s turned yellow on me way too quick this week I really like them green and fried up called tostones but rarely make them just for myself J (wont touch them she is still just getting out of the chicken fingers and French fries stage lol and shes 17)
note:  this is first time writing up a recipe so bear with me
1- you take about 6/8 yellow platano’s and bring them to a boil in water cut up like below {yes leave skin on}
2- gather your other ingrideients

  • chopped beef
  • shredded mozzarella



let them boil about 10 min you will see the platanos start to grow out of the there skin and go from a hard lite yellow to a soft bright yellow
drain (but save about 1 cup of the water for later)& remove skins – careful there really hot
start to brown your meat my mother always told me not to season until its been browned to cause less shrinkage I don’t know how true this is but it’s the way I do it
Once the meat has been browned I make a lil room in the center by bringing the meat to the sides of pan
and there is where I pour my seasoning’s

  • tablespoon of garlic
  • 1/2 cup of mojo {Goya seasoning}
  • tablespoon of adobo
  • 2 tablespoons of chimi-churi sauce (this was totally my idea not part of original recipe)
  •   3-4 tablespoons of Spanish olives (to your preference) you could also add onions I was just out of them this day
  • salt & pepper



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Once platanos are out of skin
pour about 1/2 a cup of your boiling water & 2/3 big tablespoons of butter to mash up the platanos
do this in two rounds as you will need smashed platanos for 2 layers bottom & the top
here is the bottom of my platter lined in my smashed platanos
I than add a nice fat layer of my chopped beef
then a nice fat cheese layer about 1/2 the package

 IMG_4085see one not boiled enough once I peeled skin it was still raw so make sure to boil long enough
now add your top layer
note: a spoon or your fingers work really great to smooth out your top layer of smashed platanos
Now you bake this for about 20/25 min @350degrees to bake everything together
and this is the yum yum yummy dish you will end up with
try it let me know how much you love it
cause it’s banging believe me hee hee

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5 Responses

  1. J.Costa says:


  2. Dani - Diane - ATA Girls says:

    Looks great – will have to modify slightly as a veggieperson – but can’t wait to try it.

  3. Kat says:

    Wow! Is this as amazing as it looks??? I think I can almost smell it! Youm!
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  4. Claiming Our Space says:

    This looks intriguing. I may just have to try this. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

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